[lug] MTA poor reputation issue

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Fri Jun 20 14:33:53 MDT 2014

On 06/20/2014 02:31 PM, Chip Atkinson wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Recently I moved a server to a cloud provider to reduce electricity usage and
> noise at home.  I still have my comcast static IP and could keep that if
> necessary.  I'd like to move most everything to the cloud but at a minimum
> want to turn off the server.
> My latest problem is that when I try to email some people from it, I get
> errors like this:
> (host as-av.iinet.net.au[] refused to talk to me:
> 554-icp-osb-irony-in8.iinet.net.au 554 Your access to this mail system from
> has been rejected due to the sending MTA's poor reputation. If y
> ou believe that this failure is in error, please contact the intended
> recipient via alternate means.)
> If I telnet to port 25, I'm just disconnected with that message, so it's not a
> configuration issue.
> Anyone have any suggestions around this?

My guess is that the previous owner of that IP was a spammer.  One of the joys 
of getting a new IP address.


Orion Poplawski
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NWRA, Boulder/CoRA Office             FAX: 303-415-9702
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